Charles Edward Burks, age 46, died of unforeseen complications on Dec. 13, 2020, in Chicago Illinois. Charles is survived by his daughter Nevaeh (age 5). Cherished brother of Rufus Burks Jr., Cassandra (Mitch) Seidman, Lisa Burks, and the late James Burks. Dear son of the late Mary and Rufus Burks. Fond uncle of Zachary Vincent Casner (22), Rufus Burks III (20), Daniel Jean Burks (19), Terena Kiara Seidman (19), Sariyah Bianca Alisa Seidman (15) and Jasmine Burks (14) and beloved friend and cousin to many.
Charles was born on August 31, 1974 in The Austin neighborhood of Chicago Illinois to his parents. He graduated from Taft High School in 1992 in Chicago Illinois. He went on to study Business at Iowa State University and moved on to study Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration at University of Southern Illinois Carbondale. He then moved to Peoria Illinois where he lived for many years before moving back to Chicago Illinois with a year stay in Houston Texas. He eventually moved back to Chicago and settled down in the Belmont Craigin Area.
Charles was a great man and a loving father. He met Shavondra Bennett and the couple had 1 daughter together and her 2 other children Sariah (age 8), Tayvion (age 10), whom he loved as his own. They called him dad from the beginning, and they loved him as much as he loved them.
Charles was a social, active man who was deeply involved in cooking for everyone and being the life of the party for most of his life. He enjoyed cooking for not only parties etc. but especially for his favorite two holidays Thanksgiving and Christmas. His family and friends will always remember him as a kind and loving father, friend, and all-around great person.
A Virtual Memorial is scheduled for Jan 9 ,2020 at 6 pm CST. Pastor Larry Scott will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Charles’s life. The family would like to thank Chicagoland cremation options for handling his cremation services to his final resting destination. If you wish to plant a tree in his memory, please go to this site.